Plans to microchip UK workers spark privacy concernsAnthony Cuthbertson / The Independent - 9 months ago
  • The prospect of UK firms implanting their staff with microchips in order to improve security and efficiency has raised concerns among trade unions.
  • Several legal and financial firms in the UK are reportedly in discussions with a company responsible for fitting thousands of people with chips in Scandinavia.
  • The chips, which are about the size of a grain of rice, are usually implanted beneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger and use radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to allow people to replace physical key cards, IDs and even train tickets.
  • Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini from Italian company Jet Capsule.